Superman just isn't a compelling hero. He's virtually invincible. Personally, I thought Man of Steel did a really solid job creating a fun, forgettable action movie out of the source material at hand.
My dislikes are pretty well documented in this thread, so I won't re-hash them.
- No kryptonite
- No wasted time with Superman "training" or fighting common street thugs / stopping bank robberies
- Actors and actresses in their roles
- Believable bad guys; the fact that they come from Krypton means they share Superman's stupid "God-mode" here on Earth.
On that last point... I thought to myself when he killed Zod "congratulations, you just killed the last being in the universe that could match you in battle".
Where does the "franchise" go from here? I have no interest in seeing Superman fight mortal men. More aliens?
My other question... weren't we all talking in this thread about how this movie would explore the morality of Superman and his powers, and what he should and shouldn't do to shape the world? That sounded interesting, what happened to that?
Lots of people saying that the next one should have millionaire Lex Luthor(judging by the LexCorp logos easter egged in MoS) step in and offer to pay for the damage that this 'menace from another planet' has caused. It's a good start but where do you go from there? At this point it's too early to go Doomsday...maybe you bring in Brainiac and contrive some way for Luthor to use Brainiac as the hammer...me want Bizaaro.
I'm sure something probably escaped from the Phantom Zone when the portal was opened. So any villains in the comic books hail from the Phantom Zone?
Eff that I want Superman to face Bud Selig and be suspended for 100 days for being on too many PED's.